OPENING CEREMONY |
Akela And Bagheera The Panther Gather The Pack
Simon Kenton Council
Form dens at Four Corners of the room or area. Akela (Cubmaster) and Bagheera the Panther (Assistant Cubmaster or Den Leader) face each other across the area.
Look well, O wolves, look well!!
'Tis quiet in the jungle.
And time for the pack to meet.
Come wolves of every color,
Gather at the council seat.
We the wolves of Den 1 come, Bagheera,
We the of Den come, Bagheera etc.
(Dens form circle around Bagheera)
Akela from the north, from the south, from the east, from the west, the pack has gathered at your request.
(Akela and Bagheera salute. Bagheera leaves the circle and Akela enter).
Akela leads the grand howl.
Simon Kenton Council
Cub 1: As we prepare to join together in a banquet to celebrate the birthday of Scouting, it is important to remember why we chose to join the Scouting movement.
Cub 2: Scouting is a program for young men and boys which is much bigger than just the people who are Scouts. When we join together, we are able to do more and be more than just ourselves.
Cub 3: Scouting is a sea of blue and gold uniforms. Scouting is a shirt full of patches. Scouting is a new neckerchief slide that you made yourself.
Cub 4: Scouting is a new pocketknife and bandaged finger. Scouting is a picnic and a sack lunch. Scouting is learning a new game. Scouting is putting the worm on the fishhook yourself.
Cub 5: Scouting is a hike in the park. Scouting is learning a new game. Scouting is picking sides and being chosen first.
Cub 6: Scouting is all of these things and many more. To each of us it is a different experience. Most importantly, Scouting is caring parents and leaders who bring Scouting to each of us each and every week.
All: Scouting is the Blue and Gold we celebrate here tonight. May we be grateful for past good fortune.
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CALL FROM YOUTH
I'd rather see a lecture than hear one any day.
I'd rather one should walk with me than merely point the way.
The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear.
Fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear. And best of all the teachers are the men who live their creed.
For to see the good in action is what everybody needs.
I can soon learn how to do it if you let me see it done.
I can watch your hands in action but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lectures you deliver may be very wise and true, But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.
For I may understand you and the high advice you give, But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.